Ken Luther Widows and Orphans Fund
Ken Luther joined the Los Alamitos Police Department in 1970 at the age of 23. Prior to joining the department, Officer Luther served in Vietnam as a United States Marine. During his tour in Vietnam, Ken Luther distinguished himself as a Sergeant and helicopter senior crewman. During his service with the Marine Corps, Officer Luther was the recipient of several military awards, including the Air Medal w/ numerous clusters; two good conduct medals; the National Defense Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal; a Vietnamese Campaign Medal and the Combat Air Crew Medal w/ three stars.

​On Tuesday, July 25, 1972, after only two years with the Los Alamitos Police Department, Officer Kenneth Luther succumbed to a sudden illness.

The “Ken Luther” Widows & Orphans Fund was founded in 1972 at the request of Ken Luther’s widowed wife with the intent of helping the officers and family members of the Los Alamitos Police Officers Association. The Widows & Orphans Fund is an important part of the Los Alamitos Officers Association. In the tragic event of a member’s death, the Widows & Orphans Fund provides monetary support to the member’s beneficiary. The Widows & Orphans fund also provides assistance to our members in the case they are faced with the loss of a spouse or child.

The continued maintenance of the “Ken Luther” Widows and Orphans Fund” remains one of the highest priorities of the members of the Los Alamitos Police Officers Association. Every year members of the Law Enforcement community are taken from this life with little or no warning.

​​Through this program, the officers who serve the community of Los Alamitos receive a small amount of comfort knowing that if the unthinkable were to happen to them, their loved ones would be cared for and supported.

The Los Alamitos Police Officers Association raises thousands of dollars each year through fundraisers, sponsorships and private donations to ensure that the Widows & Orphans Fund is available to support our members and their families in their greatest time of need.

If you would like to support the “Ken Luther” Widows and Orphans Fund, or if you have questions regarding this program, please contact us at:

The Los Alamitos    
​Police Officers Association  

P.O. Box 678
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-678
(562) 431-2255 Ext. 473

The Los Alamitos Police Officers Association is registered as a 501(c)(4) organization. Any donation you make may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional.